The Tomb ( ebook PDF ) by F. Paul Wilson


10 thoughts on “The Tomb

  1. says:

    All she could do was stand there and screamIndeed This book has a good number of things going for it I particularly enjoyed the characterization of Repairman Jack There are also some Lovecraftian references that fans will recognize Striding do

  2. says:

    YES A great series like the Dresden Files Simon Green's Nightside etc A nice break from all the romance y stuff I've been reading lately Reall

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    This novel has a lot of modern 80's thriller sensibilities with a can do 'fixer' focused mainly on character study and definition mostly in the same way that horror novels do it Righting wrongs giving up close and personal Justice to those who escape the lawWith a supernatural twist Hindu RakashasIt sounds pretty cool actually but my personal expectations were along the lines of a proto modern UF and it is It just happens to be MORE focus

  4. says:

    45 starsThis book was fun super entertaining and easy to readThe Tomb is the first book in the Repairman Jack ser

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    I have a new best friend and his name is Repairman JackWith a style reminiscent of Travanian or John D MacDonald F Paul Wilson describes the ur

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    Harry Dresden without magic and violent and Horror than Urban Fantasy Repairman Jack takes on jobs that reuire vigilante justice fixing problems in a way that the usual law enforcement and judiciary can'tExcellent

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    Fun is the best descriptor I can come up with to describe my experience with this read With an 80's feel to it this horroraction thriller was filled with excitement and great characters Especially Jack who is an easy favorite The sto

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    The only book I have read in the Repairman Jack series and I think the lastRepairman Jack is a below the radar fixit guy that repairs problems for people Although he's supposed to be cool and dangerous he comes across as kind of an idiot man ch

  9. says:

    The Tomb by F Paul Wilson is the SECOND book in his Adversary Cycle series and the FIRST book in his Repairman Jack seriesT

  10. says:

    I was going to give this three stars but I realize it deserves I think I heard it raved about so much that I expected to like it Had I

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The Tomb

Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend Gia Repairman Jack doesn’t deal with electronic appliances he fixes situations for people often putting himself i. This novel has a lot of modern 80 s thriller sensibilities with a can do fixer focused mainly on character study and definition mostly in the same way that horror novels do it Righting wrongs giving up close and personal Justice to those who escape the lawWith a supernatural twist Hindu RakashasIt sounds pretty cool actually but my personal expectations were along the lines of a proto modern UF and it is It just happens to be MORE focused on character study and interpersonal dynamics Good for what it is and if you prefer that kind of thing It s a decent horror I suppose but it happens to be perfectly average as one unless you give bonus points for using the idea of Rakashas as the primary storyI ve read a lot of things like this however I enjoyed the exploration of Kali and Hindu mythos well but I might want to point at Dan Simmon s Song of Kali as a bit horrific and fascinatingThis one however is a modern thriller and should have a lot of ongoing appeal I ll continue the series to see if it continues to evolve There s a number of books behind this one Final grade Above average Solid

review The Tomb

N deadly danger His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons Jack. I have a new best friend and his name is Repairman JackWith a style reminiscent of Travanian or John D MacDonald F Paul Wilson describes the urban fantasy euivalent of his off the grid anti hero Wilson also demonstrates his libertarian values in a protagonist that would make Poul Anderson or Heinlein proudWhile this can be seen as a far out version of a Travis McGee adventure urban and contemporary fantasy fans will be drawn to its supernatural ualities Jack is on the trail of an ancient Indian evil that is threatening paying clients the girl he loves and his own hide in this very enjoyable 1984 publication that could also be considered in the genres of horror thriller or science fictionWhatever label a reader chooses I think we can all agree that this is a fast moving and fun speculative fiction page turner Jack fixes things and we re not talking about electric toasters or smoothie blenders Jack handles problems related to human interactions As in the old Goodfellas line Hey Vinny d you fix that ting Yeah Paulie that problem is solved But he s not an organized mobster he s an independent contractor As a matter of fact in many ways Jack departed from modern day society years ago he lives outside of civilization but in plain sight he pays no taxes deals only in cash has no legitimate identity besides the succinctly stated although evasive moniker Repairman Jack Or just JackWilson s prose is clean and fast this moves like a fast runner lithe and smooth I ll be returning for fun with Jack

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Is used to danger but this time Gia’s daughter Vicky is threatened Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home. The Tomb by F Paul Wilson is the SECOND book in his Adversary Cycle series and the FIRST book in his Repairman Jack seriesThis novel introduces New Yorker Repairman Jack a man with no permanent last name it varies with the ID he s carrying at the time and no records of his existence he either had them erased or doesn t reference them at all any His job is to fix things that the police can t or won t fix Sometimes this involves hurting or killing people which is why his ex girlfriend Gia dumped himI wouldn t think of Repairman Jack as a hired thug or assassin He s like The Eualizer from that old TV series only he s not an ex spyhe has no formal training to speak of He only kills when there s no other option and he only handles cases that the police can t handle He does this for moneyThe PlotRepairman Jack gets two contracts One from his ex girlfriend Gia whose sister in law has gone missing and one from an Indian cultural attache working for the UN who has lost an important necklaceOf course these two plots intersect and monsters are involvedThe GoodAs a character I liked Repairman Jack I can definitely see why there s an entire series of books based on him He s an intriguing characterThe book is also well plotted The pace is just right Sometimes a novel will conclude and tie up all its loose ends in the last 20 pages This one is deliberate in its pacing and it doesn t lag in the middle like so many of these types of books seem to doThere was a scene in the book where the monsters are holding chunks of bloody flesh that was once human a character in the book This scene was genuinely creepyThe main antagonist was a sympathetic one I like this moral ambiguity in my reads because no one is ALL good or ALL badThe BadThe characters in the book besides the protagonist Jack and the main antagonist are pretty one dimensional There is a child Vicky in the book who is written to be so sweet she d turn Satan into a diabetic Shirley Temple on her best day has got nothing on this kidThe monsters were kind of nondescript I didn t get any real sense of foreboding or threat from them It seems to me with a few slight changes the monsters could be excised from the story entirely and you d still have the same overall plotThere was also no real connection between this and the previous book The Keep which makes me think that perhaps calling it a part of the Adversary Cycle was a way to increase sales Another reviewer said it was Lovecraftian but I really didn t get that out of the book at all There is mention of the Old Gods who created the monsters of the book as a parody of humanity but that s pretty much it Even that seemed tacked on as an afterthought and maybe that small fact was the connection between this book and the previous book The Keep I m not surePerhaps I m not very astute in the literary sense but I still don t get the title The Tomb To me The Necklace would have been a apt titleConclusionIt s a good read Wilson didn t knock the ball out of the park as he did with The Keep but it s a book worth reading for the character of Repairman Jack alone Hopefully the ancillary characters in the Repairman Jack series get interesting as the series progresses As far as the Adversary Cycle goes this is a dubious addition to it I hope that the reason that this book is in the Adversary Cycle will become apparent as I read the later books in the series

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  • The Tomb
  • F. Paul Wilson
  • English
  • 07 May 2019
  • 9780812580372

About the Author: F. Paul Wilson

Francis Paul Wilson is an author born in Jersey City New Jersey He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres His debut novel was Healer 1976 Wilson is also a part time practicing family physician He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with t